Mini Poll Results

Are You Mad About College Sports?

The current NCAA men’s basketball tournament began with 68 teams. Do you think this is too many, too few, or just about the right number?
  • 32%
    Too many
  • 5%
    Too few
  • 63%
    Just about right
Did you fill out an NCAA Basketball Championship bracket this year?
  • 33%
    Yes
  • 64%
    No
  • 3%
    Shut up. Don’t remind me.
Which do you think Missouri should legalize sooner, marijuana or sports betting?
  • 64%
    Marijuana
  • 14%
    Sports betting
  • 22%
    Neither, ever
Many college football and basketball programs bring in a lot of money to their schools from television, merchandising, endorsements, and alumni support. Do you think student athletes in these programs should be paid for the hours they are required to spend practicing, traveling, and playing on the team, OR should not be paid, given the value of their athletic scholarship and a chance to earn a college degree?
  • 35%
    Pay them
  • 65%
    Don’t pay them
In general, do you think colleges with top men’s football and basketball programs place too much emphasis on athletics over academics, OR strike a good balance between athletics and academics?
  • 71%
    Too much emphasis
  • 29%
    Strike a good balance
Do you support or oppose allowing college athletes to form a union, like professional sports unions, to negotiate their rights and working conditions?
  • 35%
    Support
  • 65%
    Oppose
Do you think it is a common practice or not a common practice for college sports programs to break NCAA rules regarding recruiting and training college athletes?
  • 82%
    Common
  • 18%
    Not common
Top sports college in the St. Louis region?
  • 64%
    SLU
  • 8%
    Wash U
  • 4%
    Lindenwood
  • 5%
    SIUE
  • 2%
    UMSL
  • 0%
    SLCC
  • 1%
    HSSU
  • 1%
    Webster U
  • 1%
    MBU
  • 6%
    STLCOP
  • 10%
    Someplace else
Do you agree or disagree that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event?
  • 12%
    Completely agree
  • 7%
    Mostly agree
  • 11%
    Mostly disagree
  • 70%
    Completely disagree
Do you think some teams are cursed?
  • 25%
    Yes
  • 75%
    No